May 21, 2012 Subject:
Very fine AUD recording
This is so worth listening to because it is such a high quality AUD recording. We need to remember how much more challenging field recording was "back in the day." A Sony TC-152 would not be an easy thing to manage for concert taping.
Also, you get a much better impression of what the Wall of Sound was like by listening to AUD tapes as opposed to SBDs. This gets 5 stars because you couldn't do much better than this with a field recording back in the early 70s.
Oh yeah, the band is "on." as well. I'm not gonna nit-pick too much. I do tend to think that some stuff in this period suffers from sluggishness. But the Playin>Wharf Rat>Truckin>Nobody's Fault>Playin' is over 45 minutes of delightful mayhem.
February 13, 2009 Subject:
hey!this is a hot show.some of the vocals do sound like the mike is far away sometimes, but the jamming sessions espicially like in playin'in the band and wharf rat make up for it.the music is cryistal.greatconcert.thanks for this great 1974 show.
November 22, 2007 Subject:
Complete Show version
This is the same Rob Bertrando recording as found in the previous version, except that it has now been expertly patched by Charlie Miller with the missing bits of the show.
This is a very good audience recording, especially given the analog cassette equipment of 1974.
The show has a very good first set (in contrast to the usual GD modus operandi of this period), particularly for the dance-style numbers, with Keith in good form.
The Second Set is more average - only because of the high standard of performance by the band in the Wall of Sound era.
The audience recording does have the advantage of giving a better idea of what the Wall of Sound actually sounded like to the audience - since the GD used noise-canceling microphones (to prevent feedback) making the 74 SBD recordings very dry and studio-like.
UPDATE: I notice that the photograph has been uploaded as well. Note that it is taken by the same Ed Friedman who taped the concert (and whose recording has been used to patch the better quality Rob Bertrando recording).
Also, note that an improved transfer of this show was completed by Charlie Miller on November 17, 2007 and hopefully will appear here at the Archive.
August 31, 2007 Subject:
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August 29, 2007 Subject:
1st SIRIUS show
on 9.7.07 this will be the first show played on the all Dead all the time satellite channel.
July 17, 2007 Subject:
This show is not in the vault so this recording is it, and it's absolutely stellar. Collect as much '74 audience as possible (Philly's my favorite) for a real taste of the Wall of Sound juggernaut rolling across the nation.
The sound quality here is much better than the other source. Phil can be heard much more clearly and the sound in general is a lot cleaner. It looks from the text file as though this is an entirely new transfer as well as being patched. This recording is really phenomenal for '74, if it wasn't for the crowd noise I would swear it's a sbd. I can see why charlie went to the trouble to fix it up.
June 18, 2006 Subject:
No Download for Me
This show could use some mike work. Most of the vocals are drowned out even in the second set which does sound a little better...